Saturday, 25 March 2017

How 'MLM' cults helped Donald Trump to become US President.

Warning

More than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organised crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim closed-market swindles a.k.a. pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs, recruitment leads, lead generation systems,' etc.).


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Professor David Cay Johnston has studied Donald Trump in depth. From only what has so far been entered in the public record, Johnston has concluded that, because he has managed to get himself elected as US President, Donald Trump has become the most successful con-artist of all time. Despite Trump's history of filing lawsuits against his detractors (in which he always poses as an innocent victim of lies), David Cay Johnston has had the guts to broadcast his analysis quite openly. Personally, I'm inclined to agree with the Professor's opinion, except I would say that Donald Trump has a lot of stiff competition for the title of history's most successful con artist. Not surprisingly, some of the other candidates are linked to the President. 





During the best part of a decade, in return for promoting a fake 'direct selling income opportunity,' Donald Trump is known to have openly-received millions of stolen dollars from at least one gang of blame-the-victim 'MLM' cultic racketeers.


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Via the peddling of effectively-valueless materials bearing his name, Donald Trump has also been lining his pockets at the expense of countless victims (internationally) of many other kitsch variations of the American-spawned Utopian lie entitled, 'MLM.' As far as I'm aware, neither Donald Trump nor anyone in his entourage, has made any statement to explain the President's conflict of interest regarding this particularly dodgy channel of income. Furthermore, to date, no journalist has bothered to ask Donald Trump about his ongoing revenues from book-sales to vulnerable 'MLM' adherents. Personally, I'd like to know if Trump is still getting this 'MLM' windfall, exactly how much is he getting and how much has he already had?





https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/nyregion/donald-trump-atlantic-city.html

In the past, when Donald Trump's titanic casino business was sinking in the Atlantic (City), he managed to abandon ship (his pockets stuffed with other people's cash) leaving everyone else to drown. Although Carl Icahn's name features prominently in media reports as one of Trump's major casino business investors, I suspect that his actual role in this earlier chapter of the ongoing Trump tragicomedy, will never be fully-explained.


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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/01/icahn-conflicts-of-interest-trump-white-house.html

For a while following the 2016 election, it was rumoured that Carl Icahn would be appointed to President Trump's Cabinet, but in the end, it was announced that the 81 year old tycoon is 'the President's unofficial advisor on regulatory reform.' Yet, in this democratically-unaccountable made-up role, Icahn's conflict of interests almost beggars belief, because his current (potentially-catastrophic) investment in the effectively-valueless 'MLM' cultic racket known as 'Herbalife,' tops more than one billion dollars. 

Since Donald Trump can now appoint new senior federal regulators whom he knows will turn a blind eye to 'MLM' rackets, you would have to be pretty stupid, and/or deluded, not to foresee that the President will heed the 'advice' of his greedy buddy, Carl Icahn, and continue to betray his fellow citizens (and those of America's allies) by doing everything in his power to protect his fellow peddlers of the absurd, but nonetheless pernicious, 'MLM' fairy story. 

Currently, and not just in respect of the 'MLM' phenomenon, government of the people, by the people, for the people has perished from the USA, to be replaced by government of racketeers, by racketeers, for racketeers.

http://mlmtheamericandreammadenightmare.blogspot.fr/2017/02/donald-trump-establishment-of-american.html

One month ago, I re-published a 'Slate Magazine' article, 'Trump's Great Pyramid,'  by Michelle Celarier. Yet even this encouraging piece didn't tell us anything which we didn't already know. It quoted Robert FitzPatrick extensively and acknowledged that, for the overwhelming majority of transient core-adherents, 'MLM' participation has been a confusing and costly nightmare. However, although this article also acknowledged that all 'MLMs' prey on the vulnerable and hide behind the same thought-stopping 'Direct Selling' jargon and Amercian Dream imagery (copied from the 'Amway' original), Michelle Celarier still was not at liberty to publish the full truth and she inadvertently repeated some familiar 'MLM' bullshit. 






Michelle Celarier pointed her readers in the direction of mainstream commentators who have been allowed to get closer to the full-truth about 'MLM'. The 'Slate Magazine' article contained a link to last year's episode of John Oliver's satirical show which tore the 'Herbalife/MLM' lie to shreds and, at one point, compared 'MLM' rackets to the 'Scientology' racket. 





Although serious in tone, Michelle Celarier's article was in line with the many satirists who have long-since realised that the outrageous, 'America is broke and only I can fix it,' quackery which Donald Trump peddled to get himself elected, is neither original nor unique and, consequently, it cannot be fully-understood in isolation.

So, apart from all the stolen cash that 'MLM' racketeers have invested buying influence in Washington, how did 'MLM' cults help Donald Trump to become US President?

First of all, it should be clearly understood that 'MLM' cults are also 'Prosperity Gospel' cults and that the bosses of these organisations have been employing co-ordinated devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion in order to shut down their victims' critical and evaluative faculties and prevent them from facing reality and complaining. In this way, for decades, 'MLM' cult bosses have been hiding the evidence of their crimes in order to continue to perpetrate them

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/15/the-true-mission-of-donald-trump-s-pastor.html

Donald Trump's connections with the so-called 'Prosperity Gospel' go all the way back to his youth. 


Family ties: Donald Trump, left, with his brother,
Donald Trump (left) with brothers and sisters.
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Little Donald, and his siblings, were taken along by their father to Pastor Norman Vincent Peale's 'Reformed Dutch Protestant Marble Collegiate Church' in Manhattan. Donald Trump has never hidden his life-long adherence to Pastor Peale's philosophy.





There has been a lot written about Pastor Peale (1898-1993), but essentially all he did was syphon an existing deep well of credulity to make himself rich. It has to be said that Peale was a highly convincing, word-perfect, performer. He re-wrote, updated and peddled (as his own philosophy) long-established religious concepts (blind faith, power of prayer, paradise, etc.) in a non-religious format ('positive thinking, visualisation, success,' etc.). Cleverly, Peale used the exemplary wealth and success of a few of his followers (like Donald Trump's father) as the proof that his philosophy worked, but he also employed co-ordinated devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion in order to convert other followers to the guilt-inducing belief that a person can only achieve wealth and success by excluding all doubt and totally believing that he/she will achieve wealth and success. In other words, when any of Peale's unquestioning adherents failed to achieve wealth and success, it was child's play to convince them that their failure must have been entirely their own fault for not believing totally.

This, in a nutshell, is the destructive, closed-logic, controlling scenario which has been lying at the heart of all 'MLM' rackets since they first appeared in the late 1940s. Countless millions of victims of dissimulated closed-market swindles (a.k.a. pyramid schemes) have been silenced simply by convincing them that they made a free choice to participate and that they could have made money, if only they had duplicated their leaders' perfect example and not quit. It's little wonder that Peale's  books and recordings have been, and still are, widely-peddled by 'MLM' racketeers to their victims.






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_Hill

Pastor Peale was only one of several copy-cat 'Positive Thinking/ Prosperity Gospel' quacks who all found hordes of desperate takers for their rebranded cocktail of psychological + religious + economic snake oil, during the Great Depression. Many politicians (including Presidents) were also bedazzled by their optimistic message and they didn't want to recognise its inherent danger. Again, for obvious reasons, the works of persons like Napoleon Hill have also been, and still are, widely-peddled by 'MLM' racketeers to their victims.





There have been countless, unoriginal, parasitic 'Positive Thinking/ Prosperity Gospel' quacks who have attached themselves to 'MLM' rackets down the decades.  All of them have employed co-ordinated devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion. 




Donald Trump cut his political teeth performing live to deluded 'MLM' cult adherents. Trump witnessed first hand how (just like Norman Vincent Peale) 'MLM' shills recite a ritual script - pretending affinity with vulnerable people by acting the roles of ordinary men and woman turned super men and women via their access to a secret step-by-step 'positive' plan which can enable anyone to achieve the American Dream of freedom, wealth and success. In 'MLM,' cultic rackets the shills are always prepared to share their knowledge with anyone (for a price - part of the price being the surrender of the adherents' critical and evaluative faculties).  

At times of mass-alienation (following: wars, natural disasters, economic crises, etc.), history proves that would-be demagogues steadfastly pretending moral and intellectual authority whilst pursuing hidden criminal objectives, who at other times would have been almost universally-recognised as absurd charlatans, have found it much easier to become widely-accepted as authentic Messiahs. 

David Brear (copyright 2017)


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Donald Trump's 'conspiracy theories' mirror those of the LaRouche cult.



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http://mlmtheamericandreammadenightmare.blogspot.fr/2017/01/is-donald-trumps-movement-cult.html

Recently, after posting an article about Donald Trump's movement exhibiting cult characteristics, I was sent these two links below and asked what I thought of their content?

http://socialistcurrents.org/?p=2425

http://laroucheplanet.info/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Cult.Larouchetrump

I replied that the author of the first of these documents demonstrated that he had extensive knowledge of the paranoid fiction controlling the cultic racket known as the 'LaRouche Movement,' but that although he also knew plenty about Donald Trump, he seemed to have no knowledge of the President's deep-involvement with 'MLM' cultic racketeering. That said, the author would appear to understand that, currently, the White House is occupied by a life-long mythomaniac/charlatan who has exhibited similar personality traits to Lyndon LaRouche, and who will go to almost any lengths rather than be investigated and held to account.

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As far as I'm aware, Donald Trump has no direct connection with Lyndon LaRouche, but the two of them are notorious 'conspiracy theorists' who have been indirectly linked via other notorious 'conspiracy theorists,' like Alex Jones. Thus it has come as no surprise to me that Donald Trump's 'conspiracy theories' are increasingly mirroring those of Lyndon LaRouche and vice versa. 


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Christopher Steele


https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984/Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf

Perhaps the most extraordinary indirect connection between Messrs Trump and LaRouche, is the fact that the latter is mentioned (albeit briefly) in the dossier compiled about the former by ex MI6 officer, Christopher Steele, and which contains a catalogue of claims regarding Trump's links to the Putin regime. The name 'Lyndon LaRouche' appears at the bottom of page 15 of the controversial dossier along with the claim that (according to a 'Kremlin official involved in US relations') Putin's regime has been 'supporting' him. 

 http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2017/170111_brit_intell_hoax.html

Not surprisingly, when Steele's dossier became public in January, it was immediately attacked, and ridiculed, in 'LaRouche Movement' propaganda, as an 'Anti-Trump/Putin Hoax.' Indeed, at first glance, LaRouche's explanation of Steele's dossier is essentially identical to that of Trump himself. Furthermore, although LaRouche's presence in the dossier was acknowledged, suspiciously,  'LaRouche Movement' propaganda didn't fully-explain what was said about him or offer a link to the document.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Napolitano

It's not a secret that Donald Trump avidly watches Fox News and that a lot of what he tweets is directly influenced by what he finds there. Last week, a relatively-unknown media pundit/federal judge/legal academic, Andrew Napolitano, broadcast an unsubstantiated story on Fox News. Initially this event went virtually unnoticed, but it set off a chain reaction which quickly hit world headlines and led to a tragicomic diplomatic incident between the UK and USA, and also to Mr. Napolitano apparently being given the push by Fox News and going into temporary hiding.






Incidentally, Andrew Napolitano is yet another 'conspiracy theorist' friend of Alex Jones.



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In brief - in all seriousness, Mr. Napolitano claimed to a wide-eyed Fox News interviewer (who asked for no supporting evidence) that 'three intelligence sources' had informed Fox News that the main British intelligence gathering agency, GCHQ, had secretly (and illegally) spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign at the request of President Obama. 


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Perhaps it's just an unfortunate coincidence?, but Andrew Napolitano knows Donald Trump personally. He even has an apartment at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.


GCHQ director Robert Hannigan


Napolitano went on to imply that the reason why the head of GCHQ, Richard Hannington, has recently resigned is directly linked to these Trump-spying activities.






The same unsubstantiated fiction was later officially put forward as fact by President Trump's mouthpiece, Sean Spicer, who cited Fox News, Andrew Napolitano and 'three intelligence sources.'  As a result, GCHQ took the unprecedented step of publicly responding to President Trump's apparent acceptance of this story, by stating that these claims were 'nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.'

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/white-house-gchq-donald-trump-uk-wiretap-claims-spies-theresa-may-sean-spicer-a7634866.html

The UK Prime Minister issued  a similar statement, whilst the White House promised that the
story would not be repeated. 

Fox News also publicly disowned Napolitano's statement.







http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/gchq-michelle-obama-john-kerry-hoax-a7636996.html

Former CIA analyst, Larry C. Johnson (yet another guest of Alex Jones with a reputation for peddling pro-right-wing political hoaxes), has recently been identified as one of Napolitano's 'three intelligence sources.'  However, Johnson has also claimed that he got his own information from 'very good friends,' whilst during his recent appearance on 'Russia Today,' he seemed strangely-muddled (for a former CIA man) as to the actual name of the UK's famous GCHQ intelligence gathering agency, which he has kept referring to as 'GHCQ.'


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Another one of these 'three intelligence sources' (who is also probably one of Larry C. Johnson's 'very good friends') is apparently yet another former CIA agent, Philip Giraldi. February 28th, he posted an elaborate article in defence of Donald Trump's disgraced former National Security Advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn, but which was also a subtle introduction to the GCHQ spied on Trump for Obama fiction subsequently broadcast as fact by Larry C. Johnson, Andrew Napolitano and Sean Spicer (on behalf of Donald Trump).





Lyndon LaRouche (b. 1922) is perhaps the most severe and inflexible narcissistic charlatan ever to have run for the US presidency. In 1992, he achieved the dubious distinction of becoming only the second person to run for US President from prison (where he was serving part of a 15 year sentence for conspiracy to commit fraud).





https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_(radio_host)

Donald Trump might not have been the nuttiest US presidential candidate, but he is the first sitting US President openly to subscribe to what are popularly known as 'crackpot conspiracy theories.' Donald Trump has even appeared with (and endorsed) the USA's most-notorious professional 'crackpot conspiracy theorist,' Alex Jones.






For decades, Lyndon LaRouche (the instigator, and self-appointed sovereign leader, of the criminogenic cult known as the 'LaRouche Movement') has been the origin of numerous 'crackpot conspiracy theories.' Not surprisingly, LaRouche has also made regular appearances with Alex Jones.





Typically of a criminogenic cult, the elaborate paranoid fiction ritualised as fact which has controlled the thinking, and behaviour, of LaRouche's deluded core-adherents, has been peddled to them in a never-ending series of expensive, but essentially valueless, publications and recordings. In these, LaRouche has steadfastly pretended moral and intellectual authority, but his hidden criminal objective has always been fraudulent.





http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2017/4411why_brits_hate_trump.html

For many years, Lyndon LaRouche has pretended that he acted as a key-adviser to President Ronald Reagan. Thus, with an irony that is close to exquisite, the LaRouche Movement is a third source which has recently been broadcasting the fiction that GCHQ was used by President Obama to spy on Donald Trump. 

https://laroucheirishbrigade.com/tag/gchq/

However, a significant quantity of 'LaRouche Movement' propaganda has fixated on Britain's intelligence agencies in general, and on GCHQ in particular. 

That said, this is only one small chapter in Lyndon LaRouche's overall, paranoid controlling-narrative.

Laughably, prior to his election, LaRouche was dead against Donald Trump, but now he's President, he's all for him.

All this begs the not unreasonable questions:

Where exactly did Larry Johnson, Phillip Giraldi get the idea that Barack Obama used British government agents at GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump?

and: 

In whose interests was it for Larry Johnson, Phillip Giraldi, Andrew Napolitano and Sean Spicer all to repeat this unsubstantiated fiction as fact publicly?





NB. The so-called 'LaRouche Movement' is neither original nor unique and, consequently, it cannot be fully-understood in isolation. Behind a typically mystifying labyrinth of corporate structures (designed to prevent and/or divert investigation and isolate its bosses from liability), the so-called 'LaRouche Movement' has exhibited the universal identifying characteristics of a cult.

http://cultcharacteristics.blogspot.fr/



Jacques Cheminade (Solidarité et progrès), en mars 2012.

http://www.lemonde.fr/election-presidentielle-2012/article/2012/03/20/qui-est-jacques-cheminade-candidat-conspirationniste_1672484_1471069.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Cheminade

Now if any Blog reader should still prefer to believe that Lyndon LaRouche is too elderly and absurd to pose a serious threat to democracy and the rule of law, currently, he is again fielding his own tame candidate, Jaques Cheminade, in the forthcoming French Presidential election. This means that M. Cheminade has somehow managed to obtain the required endorsement of 500 French Mayors.

That said, this is evidently just another thought-stopping publicity stunt rather than a genuine attempt to take power. In the last French presidential election (2012), Jaques Cheminade (who has never hidden his adherence to Lyndon LaRouche) scored just 89 000 votes (0.28%) nationally. With a few notable exceptions, the French media has tended to ignore him or dismiss him as a 'crackpot conspiracy theorist.'


David Brear (copyright 2017)








Wednesday, 8 March 2017

'MLM' rackets and the UK Enterprise Allowance scheme


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Since 2011, a UK government Ministry, the Dept for Work and Pensions (DWP), has offered unemployed people a means of financing their own business start ups.This initiative is known as the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme. Although the DWP proclaims that tens of thousands of businesses have been set up under NEA, the actual nature and profitability/sustainability rate of these new businesses has not been fully-disclosed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/524508/nea-provider-guidance.pdf

The DWP has set out a list of general rules for applicants and explains that certain jobs offered on a self-employed basis are excluded from the NEA scheme. Business plans which might bring the DWP into 'disrepute' have also been excluded.


Unemployed people can apply for NEA at one of a national chain of offices known as 'Job Centres.' Although it is not obligatory, the applicants' idea is then assessed by a 'business mentor' who can help decide its viability based on a classic plan of projected income and expenditure.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/new-enterprise-allowance-information-for-mentors

NEA 'business mentors' have been supplied by a number of private companies under contract to the DWP. Certain representatives of these companies have lately stated that applications for NEA from persons involved in various 'MLM' schemes, have been numerous, but that these numerous applications are systematically refused on the grounds that 'MLM' companies offer jobs on an self-employed basis, rather than businesses. To date the DWP itself has never stated any clear policy towards 'MLM' companies in regards to the NEA scheme.
If the NEA applicant is accepted, then he/she must stop claiming all other unemployed benefits. UK Job seeker’s allowance is currently up to £57.90 per week for 19-24 year olds and up to £79.10 for 25 and over
The NEA recipient starts trading and must register his/her new business with the tax authorities.
NEA comprises a weekly allowance of £65 (paid for 13 weeks). This is then reduced to £33 per week for the next 13 weeks.
NEA recipients can finally apply for government business development loan of up to £2 500 to be paid back over a period 1-5 years at an annual interest rate of 6%.


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https://botwatchblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/mlm-and-the-new-enterprise-allowance/


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https://timelessvie.wordpress.com/tag/nea/

I'm not the only person to have noticed that social media has been infested with British 'MLM' recruiters all boasting that it is possible for unemployed persons to obtain NEA for the purpose of starting 'MLM businesses.'







Yet the hidden overall churn/loss rates in so-called 'MLM income-opportunities' has always been effectively 100%. In fact, more than half a century of quantifiable evidence, proves beyond all reasonable doubt that what has become popularly known as 'Multi-Level Marketing' is nothing more than an absurd, cultic, economic pseudo-science, and that the impressive-sounding made-up term 'MLM,' is, therefore, part of an extensive, thought-stopping, non-traditional jargon which has been developed, and constantly-repeated, by the instigators, and associates, of various, copy-cat, major, and minor, ongoing organised crime groups (hiding behind labyrinths of legally-registered corporate structures) to shut-down the critical, and evaluative, faculties of victims, and of casual observers, in order to perpetrate, and dissimulate, a series of blame-the-victim closed-market swindles or pyramid scams (dressed up as 'legitimate direct selling income opportunites'), and related advance-fee frauds (dressed up as 'legitimate training and motivation, self-betterment, programs, recruitment leads, lead generation systems,' etc.).


David Brear (copyright 2017)